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The Black Horse Inn Restaurant

Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England
+44(0)1622 737185
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Thurnham
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Nestling in the picturesque North Downs it���s hard to believe that Maidstone is only a stones throw away from Thurnam���s Black Horse Inn. Looking from the outside like the most traditional pub in Britain ��� white washed, tile hung, sash windowed, sign swinging in the breeze ��� inside will come as no great shock. In winter you���ll find a roaring fire in the imposing brick fireplace, dried hops drape from the ceiling and antiquey dark wood is in abundance. In summer diners can head outside to a paradise of shadey pergolas, ponds and green lawn or eat in the conservatory. Homegrown produce is key in a sophisticated menu which combines traditionalism with contemporary dining with impressive results.
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We visited here for a business lunch. Waited 20 mins for order to be taken after calling a waitress to our table. Both pieces of cod had an awful smell of ammonia. Having a catering background we knew instantly that this cod was 'off'. We sent it back to be told by the waitress that chef said the cod was... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Loved this place having heard so much about it. Went with a family gathering. Starters, main and pudding all lovely along with the decor. Great staff and a nice pint added to the ambiance. And so close to Maidstone too which is a bonus.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Arrived for Sunday lunch had a table booked for 3pm. Got in at 2 and had a drink by the fire. Allowed us to bring our 2 dogs which was a bonus. The food was so tasty. We had roast beef which melted in your mouth and roast lamb also very tender and tasty. The roast potatoes were soooo good... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

As usual excellent food just a pity its a bit on the pricey side. Is always very busy and can be difficult to get a table, definitely need to book.

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Lenham, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

we had a Saturday lunch. The venue was very good and we went to our table immediately. we sat in the Conservatory which was lovely. the food was excellent and the service was good, we will definitely go again and would recommend it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

Service was absolutely diabolical. Waitress slammed the food (which was very dry and over cooked) on the table without saying a word, ordered drinks (twice) which never arrived. Spoke to the manager who was uninterested and just as rude as the waitress. This used to be a beautiful pub with an atmosphere now it's poorly run and un inviting. Do... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We booked on a Sunday for a quiet family meal. Although we had booked we had to wait a while for our table. When we got our menu I was quite surprised at the cost of most of the dishes so I ordered the cheaper Beeroot Risotto and the others in the party both ordered the Roasts. The service was... More

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Kent, England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We visited this restaurant as a group of 4 for sunday lunch. The setting and the staff were great but we were disappointed with the flavour of some of the food. The starter that included crab had no crab flavour at all, the roast beef and lamb were perfectly cooked but had no flavour. The syrup sponge was light and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Went for lunch in the restaurant have been using this place for years but its been a while since my last visit , in the past its always been a place your sure of a great meal and service in cosy setting , but i felt it has gone a little down hill , food is not up to the... More

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Dartford
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183 reviews 183 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Charming old-style building on various levels in peaceful setting. Very busy when we first arrived due to a wedding party but soon thinned out. Staff friendly and helpful, menu suited most appetites and tastes, good real ale choice. Sandwiches particularly good - especially the club sandwich. The only thing spoiling it was our walk leader's comment that the publican was... More

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Additional Information about The Black Horse Inn Restaurant

Address: Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England
Phone Number: +44(0)1622 737185
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone  >  Thurnham
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: British, Pub

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